Category: History

Tudor History, USA History, Irish History

African-Americans in the 19th century

African-Americans in the 19th century

Slavery before the Civil War Virtually all the Africans who ‘settled’ in America in the 17th and 18th centuries came as slaves. Although the trading of slaves from Africa had been abolished in 1808...

Powers of the US President

Powers of the US President

The Powers of US Presidents How powerful is the US President? It is usually thought that the post of President contains great powers. Potentially, US Presidents do have great power. However, many of these powers are...

The Constitution of the USA

The Constitution of the USA

The Constitution of the USA Any study of modern American history requires an understanding of the American Constitution. Issues of political and civil rights, the power of federal (central) government and the states, the power...

American history up to 1945: Overview

American history up to 1945: Overview

Overview: American History up to 1945 Before the Europeans We are conditioned to think of American history almost exclusively in terms of the history of European settlers. In fact, the people of the Americas...

Moving on up: things to listen to

Moving on up: things to listen to

Moving on up: things to listen to 22 April 2020 ‘You’re Dead to Me’ excellent podcasts from the BBC. You may have to download the BBC ‘Sounds’ app, but it’s free. Enjoy – listen...

Moving on up: things to watch

Moving on up: things to watch

Moving on up: things to watch What is History for? – watch History of the world in 18 minutes (filmed in 2014) – watch The History song – watch King Arthur and his Knights...

Things to read

Things to read

Things to read – bridging History skills and knowledge from years 11 to 12